Planning requirement for landlords renting residential houses

I am a landlord and I am probably going to be breaking the law this year without even knowing it! Since april 4th this year I have been required to lodge planning permission for change of use on every residential property which is occupied by 3 or more "households". In effect this means that I have to employ architects and pay councils fortunes in houses where a third "household" may appear(a boyfriend moves in temporarily, a lodger is taken in, friends come for a long stay). A household can be one person! Therefore three unrelated people living in a two bed house will require a change of use application! Its just insane! I cannot police this, neither can the council! It is completely unworkable nannying!

Tenants aren't helpless hopeless or utterly brainless and tend not to want to live in overcrowded houses anyway, if I "make" them ( how does a landlord "make" a tenant live in overcrowded property by the way?) environmental health departments have a range of powers they can use against me.

A useless, unworkable,invasive, nanny Law which needs reversing.

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I am a landlord and I am probably going to be breaking the law this year without even knowing it! Since april 4th this year I have been required to lodge planning permission for change of use on every residential property which is occupied by 3 or more "households". In effect this means that I have to employ architects and pay councils fortunes in houses where a third "household" may appear(a boyfriend moves in temporarily, a lodger is taken in, friends come for a long stay). A household can be one person! Therefore three unrelated people living in a two bed house will require a change of use application! Its just insane! I cannot police this, neither can the council! It is completely unworkable nannying!

Tenants aren't helpless hopeless or utterly brainless and tend not to want to live in overcrowded houses anyway, if I "make" them ( how does a landlord "make" a tenant live in overcrowded property by the way?) environmental health departments have a range of powers they can use against me.

A useless, unworkable,invasive, nanny Law which needs reversing.